How racist is UKIP?

From calling a Thai party supporter “ting tong from somewhere” to disliking “negroid features”, UKIP representatives have kicked up many racism storms.

So how racist is Nigel Farage’s party then?

More than half of UKIP voters (42%) have admitted they are a “little prejudiced against people of other races”, a Sunday Times/YouGov poll has found.

Six percent also admitted that they “very prejudiced” against people of other races.

So basically, close to half of UKIP voters (48%) described themselves as having prejudices against other races.

However, 49% said they were not prejudiced at all.

Among other parties, 60% of Tories, 73% of Lib Dems and 72% of Labour supporters said were not prejudiced at all.

When asked if they have “some racist views”,  28% UKIP voters voted “yes” as compared to 22% Tories, 13% Labour supporters and 12% Lib Dems.

Here’s the full breakdown:

Q. Would you describe yourself as very prejudiced against people of other races, a little prejudiced, or not prejudiced at all?

Very prejudiced against people of other races

Conservative – 1%

Labour – 1%

Lib Dem – 0%

UKIP – 6%

A little prejudiced against people of other races

Conservative 36%

Labour - 22%  

Lib Dem – 27%

UKIP – 42%

Not prejudiced at all

Conservative – 60%

Labour – 72%

Lib Dem – 73%

UKIP – 49%

Q. Do you personally have views that you think are racist?

Yes, I have some views that are racist

Conservative -  22%

Labour – 13%

Lib Dem – 12%

UKIP 28%

No, I do not have any views that are racist

 Conservative - 68%

Labour – 78%

Lib Dem – 80%

UKIP 64%

 

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Readers' comments (7)

  • Anonymous

    How original and facinating.
    Now perhaps we can we have an article about how we as a country contribute a net £65 million pounds A DAY to the EU and what we could do with that money if we could only leave. Maybe you can also write about the ruined UK fishing and other industries destroyed by EU meddling and red tape. Or maybe everyday the scandal and outright fraud that is a feature of EU affairs. Or maybe that their auditors have refused to sign off the accounts for 19 years as there are so many black holes in the figures.
    I wont hold my breath for your considered investigative analysis here but no doubt you will give us some more 'interesting' details about how Mrs Bloggs of Whocares - On -Sea has racist views that are completely rejected by UKIP

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  • Did the author run the respondents through a lie detector?

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  • If this is how much racism people freely admit to, imagine how much higher the real truth must be!

    Bear in mind that the UKIP councillor, Rozanne Duncan who has just been fired from the party considers herself 'outspoken'. She says she would refuse to sit next to a black person at the dinner table.

    There must be an awful lot of closet racists out there if this is anything to go by.

    We should be worried.

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  • Anonymous

    Yes Adam, be worried but dont blame UKIP - they loudly reject such sentiments which is why they fired her. The left wing media seem reluctant to give them credit for that.

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  • Anonymous

    This is worrying. At this day and age. IGNORANCE OR INTELLIGENCE? Why?

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  • Anonymous

    Black racism is a myth created by white people to ease their feeling of guilt. As long as whites can be assured blacks are racists, they can find reason to justify their own oppression of' black people.

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  • Michael Smith

    It'd pretty shocking that such a large percentage of people across the political spectrum are racist in any way whatsoever. I really hoped that by the 21st century racism would have gone. Shame on all those that judge on colour

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